When World Rugby announced they would be trialling a series of law variations in a number of tournaments around the globe this year, supports greeted the news with both interest and despair.
While most fans agree that some intervention is necessary in order to save the game from the tedious nature of reset scrums time and time again, others questioned the need to change rugby’s scoring system.
World Rugby are aiming to produce a free-flowing game and could possibly increase a tries worth from five points to six while reducing penalties from three to two.
While the feedback in World Rugby’s most recent YouTube update is mixed, the variation at scrum time could prove beneficial. Under the laws being trialled, the current scrum sequence of ‘crouch, bind, set’, will be replaced by just ‘crouch and bind’.